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IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.16 for Windows servers


Release Date

16 September 2022


This document describes how to download the installation images for IBM® Spectrum Protect™ by using the Passport Advantage® Online website.

Download Description

This document describes how to download IBM Spectrum Protect Windows® server installation images by using the Passport Advantage Online website.

Information for the AIX and Linux servers and the client is accessible via tabbed sections defined later in this document.

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 Beginning with IBM Spectrum Protect Version 8.1.2, enhancements were added to enforce stricter security settings. Before  you install or upgrade IBM Spectrum Protect, see What you should know about security before you install or upgrade the server.

IBM Spectrum Protect enables you to protect your organization’s data from failures and other errors by storing backup and archive data in a hierarchy of online and offline storage. The core functions of IBM Spectrum Protect include backup and recovery management, and archive management.

More information

To access the online product documentation, see IBM Documentation.

Space requirements for Windows, 64-bit

  • 2328 MB of disk space to store the full set of downloadable parts
  • 7500 MB of disk space to unpack the parts
  • 7500 MB of disk space for the installed product

Downloading and assembling the product

  1. Download all of the parts that you need, both required and optional. The parts are described by operating system in the tabbed sections of this document.
  2. Unpack each of the parts into a single temporary directory on your system.
  3. Use short path names for the directory used to extract the packages, for example: C:\tsm_images. Path names inside the package are long and extracting the package to a lengthy directory name can cause problems with the 255-character file path limit on Windows.

    Ensure that the path does not contain non-ASCII characters.

  4. Follow the instructions in the IBM Spectrum Protect Installation Guide to install the product.

Tab navigation

Supported platforms

Downloadable part

To install IBM Spectrum Protect on the Windows operating system, download the following part:

Part number Description
IBM Spectrum Protect, V8.1.16 Windows, 64-bit

Optional parts

Optionally, you can download any of the following parts:

Part number Description
IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1.16 Windows (64-bit) Operations Center
IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1.16 Windows (32-bit) Client Management Service
IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1.16 Windows (64-bit) Client Management Service


For system requirements, see IBM Spectrum Protect Supported Operating Systems.

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Document Information

Modified date:
14 September 2022